First Winner For El Kabeir as Son Don Chicco Graduates in Rome

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1ST-CAPANNELLE, €13,200, Mdn., 5-9, 2yo, 1200m (AWT), 1:13.50.
DON CHICCO (GB) (128, c, 2, El Kabeir-Otrooha (Ire), by Oasis Dream {GB}), a distant second locally going 1000 metres over soft ground when unveiled on May 1, was tabbed the even-money pick in this quick return. Trying the all-weather surface for the first time, the bay battled with a rival for the advantage from the bell and sat a neck second on the far turn. He re-bid for the lead in upper stretch and forged clear to win by three lengths over Il Grande Gatsby (Ire) (Churchill). The winner is the first for his Yeomanstown Stud-based first-season sire. The son of Scat Daddy scored at the graded level at both two and three, taking the 2014 GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. as a juvenile, and adding the GIII Gotham S. and GIII Jerome S. as a sophomore. He also ran third in the 2015 GI Wood Memorial S. Don Chicco's dam was unraced, but he is the second winner from three to race for her. Otrooha's latest produce is a Massaat (Ire) yearling filly. Second dam Mumayeza (GB) (Indian Ridge {Ire}) is a half-sister to G2 Hardwicke S. hero Maraahel (Ire) (Alzao). Sales history: 10,000gns RNA Wlg '19 TATNOV; £8,500 Ylg '20 GOFSEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, €7,960. Click for the Italian video.
O-Luigi Colasanti. B-Mickley, Harc Syndicate & K. Whitehouse (GB). T-Affe' Agostino.

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